How to travel from La Rochelle to Nantes

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Travel Information from La Rochelle to Nantes

distanceDistance74 miles (120 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$6 - $12
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $6 (€5) • 2 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • $12 (€10) • 1 h 46 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus or SNCF Intercités

Take a train or bus to travel 74 miles (120 km) to Nantes from La Rochelle. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are FlixBus or SNCF Intercités among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from La Rochelle to Nantes.

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from La Rochelle to Nantes

How to get from La Rochelle to Nantes by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
bus

The best way to travel from La Rochelle to Nantes is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

FlixBus
05:10PM2h00
La Rochelle
07:10PMNantes, Route de Paris
$161One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
FlixBus
05:10PM2h00
La Rochelle
07:10PMNantes, Route de Paris
$161One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
SNCF | Intercités
10:19AM1h46
La Rochelle station
12:05PMNantes station
$371One-way
0 transfers
Other options
SNCF | Intercités
12:18PM1h47
La Rochelle station
02:05PMNantes station
$351One-way
0 transfers
SNCF | Intercités
04:18PM1h47
La Rochelle station
06:05PMNantes station
$301One-way
0 transfers
SNCF | Intercités
08:19PM1h46
La Rochelle station
10:05PMNantes station
$231One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
07:00AM2h00
La Rochelle
09:00AMNantes, Route de Paris
$281One-way
0 transfers
BlaBlaCar Bus
02:20PM2h50
La Rochelle
05:10PMNantes, Route de Paris
$301One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
09:45PM2h40
La Rochelle
12:25AMNantes, Route de Paris
$181One-way
0 transfers

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Travel to Nantes from La Rochelle on BlaBlaCar Bus, Alsa and FlixBus travel with Omio. When comparing schedules and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.

BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS), a subsidiary of the popular French carpooling company, BlaBlaCar, is a travel company operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe. Founded in France, BlaBlaCar Bus provides connections to over 300 destinations. Standard amenities on the travel include air conditioning, toilets, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long travel journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. On select routes there is also free Wi-Fi available. BlaBlaCar Bus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and up to two checked bags per person.

    FAQs: Travel from La Rochelle to Nantes

    FAQs: Travel to Nantes easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from La Rochelle to Nantes.
    FAQs

    You can get from La Rochelle to Nantes 2 different ways: train or bus.

    The cheapest way to go to Nantes from La Rochelle is by taking a bus, which costs on average $6 (€5).

    This is compared to other ways of getting from La Rochelle to Nantes:

    A bus is $6 (€5) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from La Rochelle to Nantes costing on average $12 (€10).

    The fastest way from La Rochelle to Nantes is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 46 min.

    There are alternative travel options to Nantes that take longer:

    Bus takes on average 2 h.

    The distance from La Rochelle to Nantes is approximately 74 miles (120 km).

    The average frequency per day from La Rochelle to Nantes is:

    • 3 buses per day.
    • Around 4 trains per day.

    However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Nantes from La Rochelle as scheduled services by train or bus can vary by season or day of the week.

    These are the most popular departure and arrival points from La Rochelle to Nantes:

    • Buses mostly leave from La Rochelle, Gare routière and tend to arrive in Nantes, Route de Paris.
    • Trains mostly leave from La Rochelle and tend to arrive in Nantes station.

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from La Rochelle to Nantes:

    • You can go to Nantes from La Rochelle by bus with FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus, BlaBlaCar, SNCF | Autocar or Alsa. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $6 (€5) with FlixBus from La Rochelle to Nantes on Omio.
    • You can travel by train between La Rochelle and Nantes with SNCF Intercités, SNCF TER, TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV INOUI or SNCF (3), and you can find SNCF Intercités La Rochelle to Nantes tickets for $12 (€10) on Omio.

    Yes, there are direct routes from La Rochelle to Nantes with the following travel companies:

    • You can find 3 direct buses per day to take to Nantes with FlixBus or BlaBlaCar Bus.
    • You can check for a direct train to Nantes with SNCF Intercités or SNCF (3) with 4 direct trains per day.

    Direct services to Nantes tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

    Your trip from La Rochelle to Nantes doesn't have to end in Nantes. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Barcelona, Lyon, Marseille or London. If you’d like to add Paris, Barcelona, Lyon, Marseille or London to your La Rochelle to Nantes tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Nantes today!
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